Response to consultation on future of land reform in Scotland Feb 2015

Published: 27th February 2015

Read our response to the Scottish Government's December 2014 consultation into land reform.

In December 2014 the Scottish Government launched a new consultation into land reform, seeking views on a draft Scottish Government Land Rights and Responsibilities Policy and proposals for a Land Reform Bill. 

Among the proposals were draft measures for stronger deer regulation. We warmly welcomed Proposal 10 in the consultation which recognises that Scotland’s biodiversity needs urgent protection from damage caused by high deer numbers. Among a package of measures to reform land ownership and use, the paper calls for Scottish Natural Heritage to be given new powers to “require that landowners have in place detailed sustainable deer management plans that protect the public interest and that the plans are fully carried out”.

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